Friday, January 25, 2013
Updated playground equipment is coming to Mt. Tabor park, but some historic trees are gone—and residents are not pleased.
Some residents of Parsippany's Mt. Tabor neighborhood are gearing up for a fight. Township Parks and Forestry Superintendent James Walsh told Patch that his crews are about to start an effort to upgrade what he called "the old, outdated" playground in Mt. Tabor Park on Country Club Road. "The new structure will have four different slides, a large climbing boulder, platforms, etc.," said Walsh. "Also new swing sets are being installed as well as a carousel and several interactive panels." He said the project will start next week and should be completed within 10 days, weather permitting. According to Walsh, the work is being done to bring the playground into compliance with the 2007 Playground Code to ensure safety standards. For some …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Township Engineer presents three potential plans to the governing body,
The Parsippany Township Council is considering potential options to manage a “quiet zone” in Mount Tabor that has been the subject of controversy due to the noise from the trains that pass through on the nearby railroad tracks. Township Engineer Justin Lizza explained Tuesday night the township has three options for the railroad apparatus, which runs right through Powder Mill Road: They can choose to keep noise levels from passing trains as they are and make no changes, they can quiet all noise by installing a quad-gate system recommended by New Jersey Transit or put a quieter, wayside horn at the railroad crossing. Lizza informed the council that the second option, which is the installation of a quad-gate system, would be the most …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Powerful winds helped knock out power in sections of the Parsippany neighborhood.
A JCP&L spokesperson says power is back on in Mount Tabor after a brief outage this afternoon. At about 3 p.m., areas near Simpson Avenue suffered a power outage as the result of Monday afternoon's gusting winds. According to Parsippany Police, the blowing wind reportedly broke off a tree branch, which fell right by the United Methodist Church at Mount Tabor and came in contact with the main power line. Police said one emergency case was reported: An emergency generator was brought in for a resident on Carriage House Road, a patient who is in need of a respirator and oxygen machine, according to department spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey. Though police said the power company estimated a restoration time of between one and two hours, JCP&L …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
An unseasonably warm Jan. 1 allows Mount Tabor golfers to tee off for the new year.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Few Parsippany golfers ring in the New Year with a round of golf, but that's precisely what happened for about a dozen members at the Mount Tabor Country Club last Sunday. After the success of a Christmas Eve Santa Claus Scramble golf event, a group of members met up on the links to play golf on New Year’s morning. Club President Doug Kehoe initiated the uncommon gathering via a New Year's Eve email. “Course conditions are excellent and the weather is practically Spring-like”, Kehoe wrote, inviting members to the club for a nine-hole New Year's Day round of golf. Ultimately, just under 20 members appeared. The gathering gave Kehoe pause to consider the 111-year-old Mount Tabor club's tumultuous 2011. The president noted that while last …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Many holiday activities are postponed due to the storm, but the quaint Parsippany neighborhood showed All Hallow's spirit.
Mount Tabor's Simpson Avenue was busy Monday night with people celebrating Halloween night. Most were in the Parsippany enclave to get their fright on as the District 1 firehouse's second annual Haunted House. Funds raised from the event go to support the volunteer fire department's efforts. And the Haunted House was not the only Halloweening going on: Many neighborhood homeowners got into the spirit, showing off decorations that gave Mount Tabor a decidedly spooky—and festive—air, making Halloween 2011, despite the surprise weekend Snowtober storn, a memorable holiday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Second annual Halloween offering of the Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire Department promises chills.
For the second year in a row, the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department will give Parsippany a Halloween surprise. The department's Haunted House opens to the public Friday evening at the old firehouse, and firefighters and auxiliary members donating their time and talents to the effort want to make the house even spookier than it was in 2010. Capt. Bryan Crawford said the holiday event, which raises funds for the department's lifesaving work, really captures the firefighters' imaginations. "We spend months coming up with ideas for it," Crawford said. "We have a really good time with it and we want it to be really scary." After Patch's run-through of the unfinished haunted house experience a week before opening, we can say unreservedly …